An American Robin flies through the rain while feeding with a large flock Jan. 5 in Augusta. The large thrush often overwinters in the same territory it raises chicks instead of migrating. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

A firefighter walks past a house Thursday at 79 Back Deer Hill Road in the Weeks Mills area of China that was destroyed by fire. A fire official says no one was injured, but two people were displaced. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

A Colby College student reflects in the glass of the Colby College Art Museum in Waterville on Thursday. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Sharosh Sher hits a tee shot Sunday, Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day — at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester. Sher was halfway through playing 18 holes at the club on an exceptionally mild winter day. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Richmond’s Breonna Dufrense, left, tries to pass around North Yarmouth Academy defender Angela Huntsman during a basketball game Thursday in Richmond. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

As snow melts at courtside, Alex Heath of Waterville shoots baskets Sunday, Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day — at the North Street Recreation Area in Waterville. Heath, who says he plays basketball for fun, was capitalizing on the mild winter weather to practice jump shots and layups. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Standing on the fourth floor, Michelle Gonya, of Winslow, left, and Terry Tucker, of Gardiner, look down on people walking on third floor Wednesday under the dome of the Maine State House in Augusta. Gonya later sung the National Anthem to start the session in the House of Representatives. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Theo Miller, 7, of Winslow, crosses the ‘Infinity steps’ as his mother Sarah walks below at the playground located at the North Street Recreation Area in Waterville on Wednesday. The boy and his brother Curtis, 5, who also played, said they called them infinity steps because they looked like infinity signs. The boys’ mother said they also enjoyed the slide, swings, and monkey bars during their trip to the park. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Alan Brickett, left, and Ceira Emerson-Moody hit their stride Monday, Jan. 2, on Rollerblades as they pass through the parking lot at Head of Falls in Waterville. The pair made numerous laps in the parking lot while practicing speed and precision skating. Others walked dogs, strolled with friends and skateboarded at RiverWalk while out enjoying 50-degree weather. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Nokomis’ Brianna Townsend (22) drives to the basket as she is defended by Lawrence’s Alisabeth Dumont (23) in the first half of a girls basketball game Tuesday in Newport. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Jennifer Johnson responds to letters from children left for Santa Claus at Kringleville in downtown Waterville during the holidays. Johnson, shown crafting a card Wednesday at her home office in Waterville, said she has helped Santa by responding to more than 50 letters that he received. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Pedestrians cross the glistening pavement of Main Street as freezing rain falls on downtown Waterville on Thursday. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Josh Lanteigne sets the flag on an ice fishing trap Friday on Little Togus Pond in Augusta. There was about 6 inches of smooth ice near South Belfast Avenue, also known as Route 105. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

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